The World Straight Pool Championship, sometimes marked as simply the World Tournament among other names,[a] is a pocket billiards (pool) competition, that has been held annually in United States in its present form since 2006. It is one of the successor tournaments (also including the American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship) to the historical World 14.1 Continuous Championship (1912–1990). During the modern tournament's early years, it was the only global professional title for straight pool (also known as 14.1 continuous). The event is organized by Dragon Promotions, in part to restore the game's popularity in the United States. Throughout the current event's history, only the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions were sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) to be world championships. Since then, the tournament continues to be held under its current name without WPA sanctioning.
The games in the last-16 round are played in single-elimination format, and matches are extended, to races to 200 points. The finals match is further extended to a race to 300 points (with a half-hour break occurring when a player reaches 150).
|2006*||Thorsten Hohmann||Thomas Engert||Mika Immonen|
|2007*||Oliver Ortmann||Huidji See||Martin Kempter|
|2008*||Niels Feijen||Francisco Bustamante||Nick van den Berg|
|2009||Stephan Cohen||Mika Immonen||Oliver Ortmann|
|2010*||Oliver Ortmann||Mika Immonen||Thorsten Hohmann|
|2011||Thorsten Hohmann||Mike Davis||Alex Pagulayan|
|2012||John Schmidt||Efren Reyes||Darren Appleton|
|2013||Thorsten Hohmann||Darren Appleton||Francisco Bustamante|
|2014||Darren Appleton||Shane Van Boening||Evgeny Stalev|
|2015||Thorsten Hohmann||Darren Appleton||Warren Kiamco|
|2016||Mika Immonen||Earl Strickland||Jayson Shaw|
|2017||Lee Vann Corteza||Thorsten Hohmann||Jonni Fulcher|
|2018||Thorsten Hohmann||Tony Robles||Warren Kiamco|
*WPA-sanctioned world championship